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On the Winter Tour 2014, Maestro Muti and CSO President Deborah Rutter head back after dinner.

Journal: A bittersweet farewell to the tour

Dear friends: I write this wrap up from the Radisson Blu hotel in Baden Baden, Germany, where Martha Gilmer and I…

Tours are always exciting and inspiring, but there's no place like home. CSO Bass Rob Kassinger heads for the flight back to Chicago.

Day 13: Home again, home again

After a whirlwind two-week tour, CSO members head back to sweet home Chicago. (Todd Rosenberg Photography)

The full house gives the CSO a standing ovation at the end of the concert Saturday.

Day 12: Final tour concert in Luxembourg

At the Philharmonie Luxembourg, a full house gives the Chicago Symphony Orchestra a standing ovation. (That’s CSOA President Deborah Rutter,…

One of Luxembourg's city squares at dusk. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

Day 11: A free day in Luxembourg

One of Luxembourg’s city squares at dusk. The country was the final destination on the Chicago Symphony’s winter tour.

Winter Tour 2014

Day 10: Master classes, recitals and concert in Essen, Germany

CSO musicians lead masterclasses and perform on the stage of the Essen Philharmonie.

Maestro and Mrs. Muti join the CSO staff and crew for dinner in Essen on Wednesday night.

Day 9: Tenerife to Essen

Maestro and Mrs. Muti join the CSO staff and crew for dinner in Essen on Wednesday night.

Concert at Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Day 8: Concert at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Part 2

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra concludes its final concert at Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Maestro Muti conducts a suite from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" on Monday night.

Day 7: Concert at Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Welcome to Santa Cruz de Tenerife! The Chicago Symphony Orchestra arrived Monday for two more festival concerts Monday and Tuesday.

Maestro Muti greets CSO musicians and their colleagues from the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife at dinner on Sunday after their recital.

Day 6: Las Palmas to Tenerife

Maestro Muti greets CSO musicians and their colleagues from the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife at dinner on Sunday after their…

Maestro Muti and the CSO rehearse on stage at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

Journal: President’s greetings from Las Palmas

It was truly a shock to arrive in Las Palmas where the temperature differential from Chicago is so much I…

Day 5: The final concert in Las Palmas

Day 4: 30th annual Canary Islands Music Festival

Journal: Ever heard a cimbasso?

Day 3: Tour rehearsal in Las Palmas

Day 2: Free day in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Day 1: En route to the Canary Islands

Journal: All’s well that ends well, even with travel glitch

Winter Tour 2014 schedule